Making the Best Choice:
Various factors influence the type of sunscreen best suited for your needs and uses. Here are some basic guidelines to keep you healthy and sunburn free: 📝Look at ingredients
The most studied for clinical safety and effectiveness are the mineral sunscreens, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. You’ll find the most options at an outdoor store or a health food store. If you opt for a chemical sunscreen, then avoid oxybenzone, if possible. 🧴Choose lotions:
Although spray sunscreen options are more convenient, use a lotion-based sunscreen to reduce inhalation and lung exposure. 🧐Consider usage: 🌞If you will be in direct sun much of the day, then a mineral sunscreen is the best bet, especially if you have a skin condition like acne, rosacea, or sensitive skin. If you will be sweating or swimming, then you will need to reapply a mineral sunscreen frequently, so you might want to consider a chemical sunscreen. ☝🏻Don’t focus on SPF numbers:
The SPF rating can lead to misuse and an assumption of safety. It is far more effective to apply a low SPF product properly than to rely on poor application of a high SPF product. 🙂Apply properly:
Apply a solid layer of a mineral sunscreen for optimal coverage that is effective immediately; ☝🏻apply a chemical sunscreen at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.
Every sunscreen wears off, so reapply at least every two hours. This is particularly true when sweating or swimming with mineral sunscreens and with direct sun exposure with chemical sunscreens.
Don’t skip it!:
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